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    #3 French Sword Clamshell Maker S.H

    Hello

    What are your thoughts on this sword?
    It is marked S.H.
    I could not find anything on this maker.
    Thanks again for your time and help
    Tony
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    Good evening Tonyo,
    Not a french sword : the model itself, the shape of the shield and the shape of the three flowers.
    I'm puzzled.

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    Samuel Hoppe, Solingen...as for user ???

    Dale

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    The ricasso castle with etched name a Solingen mark for sure. All of my french models with Solingen makers have the ricasso castle. Eric
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    Hello
    Thank you all for your help and information on all of the swords I posted recently.
    I really appreciate it.
    I would have never figured out any of this
    Thanks again
    Tony

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    Or Simon Helvig

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    Glen,
    Simon Helvig came to my mind but I was not too sure.
    Probably, for this sword can be a private order and Helvig not such a big supplier (to my knowledge).

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    Hi Dan, all

    I mention it only because of the similarity we see in the SH vs SH et F marks.

    The sword itself seems earlier than one might expect from an SHF blade but that might make sense that it might be Helvig. The sword reminds me of the stepping out swords, epee de ville types. The counterguard motif may relate a personal coat of arms?

    Cheers

    GC

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